Summer Reading Club

Artwork by Bambi Edlund

BC Summer Reading Club 2020 Presents:

Explore Our Universe!

Updated: July 23, 2020

This year Summer Reading Club will be available online, as well as with the traditional paper materials. This free program encourages kids 4 to 12 to read every day, and to maintain reading skills over the summer. Our theme is “Explore Our Universe” – through reading, activities and online challenges. Kids can read anything they like (it’s summer beach reading after all) – chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction, comics, ebooks, audiobooks, etc. Being read to, or having some reading help, counts too! Earn stickers, digital badges, and be awarded with a medal at the end of the summer for completing 50 days of reading!

There are 2 ways to participate. Choose the one that’s right for you and your family – or do both!

Online:

  • Go to, 2020, go to bcsrc.ca and sign up. (A parent or guardian needs to provide an email address and their permission).
  • If you need help signing up, see this handy guide or send us an email.
  • Track your daily reading and earn weekly digital badges throughout the summer!
  • Sign up for the Bowen Library SRC mailing list (check the SRC box) to hear about Bowen-specific SRC programs

In Person:

  • Pick up a Summer Reading Club package at Bowen Library, with a Reading Log, stickers and a bookmark! Pick up during our open hours, currently Wednesday to Saturday between 12 – 3 pm (Seniors’ Hours are Thursday 10 am-12 pm).
  • Track your reading in your Reading Log by filling in the daily spaces for every day that you read. Parents or guardians can reward you with weekly stickers!

Want actual physical books? You got it! Come browse the library during our open hours, or use our Takeout service. Go to our website and search the catalogue for the books you want. Place a hold on those books, we’ll grab them off the shelves, and notify you when they are ready for pick up. Pick up times are during our open hours.

We’ll be adding more information throughout the summer about local Bowen Reading Club events, activities and how to get your medal, so check our website (bowenlibrary.ca) regularly and sign up for our newsletter.

Be sure to visit bcsrc.ca regularly during the summer! You can download printable activities, enjoy author readings, and get some great ideas for fun activities to do at home for kids of all ages. For more information, to get help registering online or using the paper package email us or call us at 604-947-9788.